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Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program

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Each year since 1991, a select group of young men and women of outstanding talent and character have come to Boston College to embark on an integrated honors educational experience designed to embody the best of the university and its Jesuit heritage of educational excellence in service to society - the Boston College Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program.

The Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program works in tandem with the University's honors curricula, challenging Scholars over four years through summer programs focusing on service learning, international experience and professional internships. During the academic year, Scholars interact with one another on a weekly basis.  Each Tuesday night the Scholars gather to attend a cultural event, meet to discuss their academic disciplines, discuss career discernment or to work on special projects.

These gatherings are intended to nurture their development into the nation's future leaders. Presidential Scholars receive full tuition scholarships and all GPSP-sponsored summer programs are funded.


Presidential Scholars &
Alumni In The News

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Marissa Marandola wins the Finnegan Award at commencement. 

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Matthew Alonsozana '14 was recently named one of Asian Fortune's Rising Asian American Stars of 2016

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Marissa Marandola '16 is one of the BC Chronicle's "Seniors to Remember" 

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Claudio Quintana '16 is one of the BC Chronicle's "Seniors to Remember" 

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Hagop Toghramadjian '17 has an article published in the Spring 2016 issue of Columbia University's Slavic and Eastern European Studies Journal, The Birch. Scroll to page 77 (which is actually page 75 of the magazine) to read it. 

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Patricia Noonan '07 and Sean Flahaven '95 returned to campus to take part in the BC Arts Council event on Friday April 29th.

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Junior Jesse Mu wins the distinguished Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship!

A glimpse into the experience of Brooke Loughrin, GPSP'14, the first-ever U.S. Youth Observer at the United Nations. Video below:


Read the newest issue of Ex Libris  (available in PDF).  To read recent past issues of Ex Libris and archived GPSP news, click here.